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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1944, Abilene, Texas WAR IQNO SCOW Mwifay rhk monrit Wyt gttriltne Reporter WITHOUT Ok WITH rn rMi WEDNESDAY JAMUiMy 12 MDHMNG I I If I UP PRICE FIVE CEN TS m Urges National Service Law for Women to SpeedVictory 11 AP President Roosevelt stunned Congress today with a request for legislation al the drafting of men and women for war work key point in a broad program laid down in his annual rnes 1 sage for winning the war and vanning the Baying such a measure would prevent Roosevelt ex pressed conviction hat the Amer caji people would welcome It an it would give our enemies de moralizing assurance that we mea tf iness that Am are on lite march to Rome Berlin and There had been reports before hand that the president might mak a but the legislator r Defenses Stiffen ViroJWajdrop Elected Chief ofPolice Please turn fo page 2 for interpretive stories and comments on Roosevelts message to Congress generally had discounted these an most were taken by Im mediate reaction ranged from th tag labor applied b Senator Johnson DCol throug cpolness and caution to warm sup the latter chiefly from a sma icrity of members who already had advocated such law them There was general for presidential pita national and man followers indi cited a trend en second thought stringing Into lint be hind his mints t fur a national service 1 Chairman May DKy of the hmisemllHaricorhmitteET firs tiling he was not hot for lit ter he supposed his commlttci would report some kind of nation service Chairman Reynolds CDNO of th senate mill tary committee expressed oulrigh Because he still is not fully re covered from the effects of grippe the President sent his message to congress rather than delivering i In person has been his custon he took It was real to Senate and House by The message set forth a five point program of wartime legisla asked also for laws assuring that those In the armed services can vote in this years election assurance that no secret treat ies or political commitment were made at the Teheran and Cairo and outlined a postwar bill of economic asking that congress explore means for IjKOlementing Tils fivepoint program A tax law which will iai sll unreasonable profits both In dividual and He said the pending revenue which would raise about instead of the IKKI asked by the dots not begin to meet this Continuation of the law fnr renegotiation of war con The bill proposes amendments to this law which Mhpponinls contend would vir tually A cost of food law plac ing a reasonable floor under farm and a ctlllng on retail He made clear means continuing subsid saying It will require pub lic funds lo carry Early reenaclmenl of the slabiliiation statute price ana wage filing law which expires June he Hlhe country might just as wtll price chaos by A national service law for Ihe duration of the will prevent wllh certain appropriate eicrp will make available for production or fnr any other essential Hrvlces every able 1 See f THE WFATHFR or roMMFRrr RVIIFA r h ntHR i trtnptntarn o t SINCE FALL OF NAPLESMap shows Allied gains in Italy since the capture of Naples Ocl Broken line is battle front at that Solid line is todays Distances are airline AP l Bulgarian Capital ALLIED Jan U ican and British heavy operating from a network of airdromes in southern have opened a day and night onslaught on capital of in what may be a calculated campaign to knock that Nazi satellite nation out of the war and start a collapse of Hitlers unsteady Wellington work horses of the left Bul garias only important city a mass of blazing wreckage last night when they showered it with tons of explosives only a few hours after fighterescorted American Flying Fortresscs had fought off between 40 and 50 Nazi fighters and blasted the capital with as great a load of bombs as struck Lon don in any night of the 1940 Aussies Push Toward Yanks ADVANCED ALLIED H E A D New Wed 12 ising artillery and tanks against a slruig Japanese rear ward have advanced across Ihe Burl river on the Huon peninsula coast of New Guinea in their push oward American invasion troops at Tile Japanese staged determined resistance with machine guns and but the Aussies Monday rumped with tanks to take the best the enemy could offer and drove the weltentrenched Nippon ese from the The enemy left heir dead on the The Australian advance reported Douglas MacArthurs com nunique today narrowed to about 60 miles the distance between them Rd the American Sixth Army roops at and lightened the quceze on Ihe enemy between the wo Allied American marines fighting on Cape New al most directly eastward across Vithz Irait from the scene ot the Aus rallan beat off two Jap neso counterattacks and achieved n advance against the furiously etemilned Apparently the heaviest fighting s In the vicinity oi Hill south f Silimatl The marines ave reached the hill but luve not et taken Both sides are using rtillery and have bomb nr aircralt in the struggle over his strategic One American Naval Catalina lying boat attacked sixship Jap convoy tD miles southeast of 5yal which is south of the nemy base at New Ire scoring a midship hit on apanese destroyer and silencing s antiaircraft The ship was eft German Ship Explodes German apparent loaded with explod d In Oslo Fjord in Norway yes killing four the telegraphic bureau report d 41 German Allied ground fighting steadily toward Rome and air bases even nearer Ihe enemys closed to within three miles of the German stronghold of Cas sino both from the north and the south after a weeks sustained of German troops defending the communications center 70 miles from Rome were fighting desperately but unsuccessfully to hold back Mark Clarks men and American infantry stormed Di about yards from the village of four miles east of and today WEIC pushing doin into the strong de fenses of Ccrvano Oilier Yank slugging thctr way up the Via Casilina from the cap tured village of San threatened Nazi defense on less than three miles POLLS JO OF VOIES CAST IN NINEMAN RACE Viigil strapping 42yearold native of Taylor County yesterday was elected Abilencs chief of pol ee to serve the term expiring in He will likely be sworn into office Friday J 2 w ihe poiice fovce 707 of 459 votes cast in the special election called lo name a man to serve the remainder of the term of who died at his desk m the city hall of a heart attack Nov 18 The widow of Chief Buster has been acting chief by appointment oJ the city commission since her husbands death She an nounced when she took the oath of office she would not be a candidate in the special Both the margin of Waldrops almost double that ol the runnerup among the nine and the total number of surprised most It had been generally expect 2Year Term For McWhirfer 11 Deliberating only 20 minutes a county 104th District court jury today de cided that pounty must serve two years roadside death twoyearold Kenneth Uon Hariman at Roby last The Jury of ten farmers and two townsmen received the case at and hadassessed the sentence be fore five District Attorney Esco Walter vigorously attacked the defendants testimony of yesterday in which he denied that the child had died from injuries caused by his automobile about dusk the night ol The 50yearold farmer also stoutly maintained that lie was not intoxi cated at the time of the accident Yesterday Walter introduced tcs imony to show that Ihe his mother and two other 8ere walking along a barrow ditch on the outskirts of Hoby when they icre struck by a A witness told he jury that he had seen McWhtr ers a pickup re turning from the ditch onto the road at the point where the people were Walter offered several rebuttal witnesses today in his attempt to tear down the defendants The See 3 ed that no one man wotild gain a decided margin to too the Burl former Taylor county was second wllh 386 He was one of two caiidld Plcase turn to page i for complete vote by ates who was not on the poKcc force when the election was Kanking third was former who led the police departments fingerprint bv two votes Bland polled Rcdies The other candidates lined up as follows who resign ed as night police captnln to make SIX ZEROS IN ONE DAY FOR concd m a single days Ncel San Antonio Texas climbs into his P47 decorated with 16 Jap total score so six in one Ls S11 hC dllcks ncsa3s a Allied Air base in New Photo by FrarilcFrist NEA from Csssino fA German broadcasting over the Nazi announced that tile Allied Fifth Army hart launched a major drive on possibly indicat that General Clarkhas thrown in heavy reserves ol infsulnand tank lor he final assault ori Cas Closing tn from Ihe southeast ind British troops advanced another mile and completed cap ture of overlooking Cassino and Garigliano Front reports said they still were going Dispatches yester day said British units had worked their way around southwest of be leaguered but there was no report of these Iroops Nazis Admit Titos Partisans Stronger 11 A Nazi military broadcasting that lie Germans intended to launch a lew campaign against the Parti sans in admitted today war effort of Marshal Joslp Broz Tito has grown in magni tude his although a mot ley have become more num Reliable sources in Cairo at the same time said failure o six pre vious German offensives In Yugo slavia was indicated by inability of 17 German and six Bulgarian divi sions to liciuldatc any sizeable por tion of the Partisan Daughter of Clare Luce Fatally Hurt PALO II Ann Clare daugh ter of Clare Soothe congress woman from was Jy Injured In ntt automobile colli sion near the Stanford university campus Miss Brokaw was Luces on ly born of a previous marriage to George wealthv New York who died May sis sears alter a Reno River Sluch Forced By Russian Iroops 12 army forces ma simultaneous attack with Rovno region guerrillas tore Gcrmans CHIEF the motorcycle traffic scout car driv local There were seven writcltivotcs for Buster and one lor Jack presumably the man by that name who formerly served on the police Reporls from he voting places were that the voting picked up considerably during the last two hoars before he polls In Ihe Court House Ihe only one in nhich Waldrop did not lead the it was reported that most jf his 52 voles were polled in the fical two Wheeler carried this box nith 83 Thirly minutes alter the polls closed at 1 oclock last Wald rop left The ReporterNew office sent home to ftrllc a statement expressing his feelings about the It was three hours before he NAZI SA1ELLIIES SCRAP OVER TRANSYLVANIA 11 TJIE feuri between Hungary and Rumania over Transylvania is approaching a crisis which might lead to a major armed clash be tween the Uo Hitler according to reliable information filtering out of the Balkans today Rumania reluctantly bowed to GermanllUilfan arbitration of her differences with Hungary in ust Hungary was awarded approximately half of Human Transylvania territory which Hundary had lost after Ihe first world The Nazis wrre described as straddling the question and giving promises to both sides The word reaching foiircts was that main Ilicrally living from hour to hour in fear of both thr Gcrmansand Tlic nil m powers in Himgiry and Rumania arc reported clinging to toe Germans became of Ihc flow Allied pins In luly and no Indications of Immediate Allied Invasion of the rfhe reported as particularly f iwi ln cities approaching lhat 1 H v he toll neared Clashes are continuing between the Rles and Bias Guerrilla Gcrman troops are being released from Greece and few Germans are reported cither In Bulgaria or R maimi except for technical troops left beiilnd to prepare the way for Nazis retreating In southern ipletely broke Gcrman resistance in the said the late Moscowbroadcast recorded i Ihc Soviet After forcing the river they captured Sryelsk seven miles north of They also took in swift attack the railway station of seven miles south of Eight hundred Ger mans were reported killed in the area as the Russians widened their front to 14 Saniy itself was expected to fall shortly attacks from the south and cast as the Russians con verged on the strategic lall town The rail line from Barano wlcze to was longer ol use to the forcing them back 150 miles to Brest tor NorthSouth com Bell Reported Safe at Arawe James reported miss Ing In action In New Britain since has returned to mllltarv control and Is News of his safety came last night In a War Department telegram to his 031 South Hitler Claims Heavy losses For Americans niunlcAiions in his i n another blow to Ihc Germans No details of experience Russians yesterday smashed were Silt German trcop rains carry Lieutenant went ammunition and tlou as a member of Abilenes Troop Thdale lifted by thr War i the inic as the Allied invasion o Arawe prninnla on Now Britain an in which West Texas to have hearted the initial landing opera Bells the for Mary lives with her and Pritoti Nor 1318 He has broth Harold Bryan Army firld and one Dicta Texa Scrvicr Aflrarliir and ttsr Service are lo relatives IrirncK of men and women in Ihc Armed Irtc of charge at The IlfporlerNews Rusincss These emblems are printed on book paper In If Ihe one you now have Is or one will be tivfii a a Thfv lie mailed for only ihc bulletin On sectors of the fiuulan front about 40 German tanks and mfpropcllcd guns were destroyed during the No nrir were given of the push Ihc Rumanian fronller where Ihe Russians frc less lhan 60 miles from Ihe border lo Moscow said scouls were feeling ihclr way along the cast bank of the Rug river in ihe direction ol the railway from Warsaw lo die capture of a Ion Mrelrb of land southeast of an important junction toward aivich the southern wnie of Vatntins first Ukraine lus driven a deep ihis hst German con rollcd railway connecting Nazi Iroops In Southern Russia with their now has been brought within easy range of Soviet Storm ovik and bombing planes ser vice on it may already have been Us complete severance would throw the burden of supplying Nazi troops west of the Dniester river Ihe Crimea on routes Ihroxish Ilirough iyj II tions of Flying Fortresses and Liberator es corted by Lightnings and new type long range battled through stormy weather and terrific German fighter opposition yesterday to pound targets deep in A special communique from Hit lers headciuarterswlilch was rot confirmed by Allied sourcesdeclar ed 123 of Ihc raiders were shot The German International Information bureau staled in broadcast earlier that 80 of fourcnglned bombers were destroy A preliminary army com munique said the Americans en countered strong fighter opposl but made no mention of cith er American or German Later It was announced thit American communique was expected about 9 to later than communiques have bctn Issued on most occasions in Ihe The bulletin said the attack was made on Northwest Germany said American i Central Germany Ne ther Identified ths ipecUle 6hr The claim of m destroyed by Nazi fighters sni ground defenses by Hitlers head quarters was exactly the top claim made by the Nads after ths Schnelnfiirt raid last H when the Americans officially announced record loss of 60 bombers There Is no immediate reason to believe the new German clam U any more accurate than the pre vious and It appeared obvious that he Germans were seizing on thg luge claim to pump new life Into he baticrcd people wlm for weeks lave been on the receiving end or He most Intensive Allied bombing campaign in Bombardier Walter Gib son of said the Nail fljhlcrs kept coming In fran Itcally mad as the big forma tions pushed through to heir Sloy of said the ob jective fo which his group was assijncd looked like a card board being smashed to extraordinary report was frst lime Hitlers headquarters has seen given as the source of a claim or allied aerial the British ministry of information The communique said that I addition to the thunderbolts igluninps and ihc new longrange fighters the big bombers were pro vided a pro ting screen by ijvtccll RAP and other Allied ft wns officially disclosed that In addition to the longrange Thun nnd a new model American fighter sumably an improved type of P51 Mustang and believed to be the longest ranee singieeucincd plane In the was in operation In the European The German broadcast Mid the raiders struck central Germany at noon and that it deepest penetration since the Schwcinfurt raid last In which 69 Amer lean bombers were They had everything out against us Including Sluka a returning pilot Others reported that the high flying formations sere attacked by fighters equipped with rocket guns and by Nazi planes trailing tag along designed o In the midst of the ttRhtpackcri Bomber The lagalons which first were encountered by American pilots 5 during a raid on arc toned on wire by flghl Tlio Fortresses and Uberators and thrr with enemy fichters Irom shortly after they crowed ocr the chan nel to wtthm 30 miles of the coast on the trip in what possibly wtre among the most vicious aerial battles ot the Vote Big Expansion The fonaie today voted the Navy to expand ils fleet and aviation facilities on the t sntic Pacific ;